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Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

By Miguel Gomez

August 2, 2011

Using Video to Tell Your Story: Reflections on 30 Years of AIDS and the One-Year Anniversary of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

More than half of all internet users have watched and downloaded online videos according to the The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. And over the past few weeks, we've shared videos about the importance of HIV testing and the progress that has been made since the first cases of AIDS were reported more than 30 years ago. This month, as we mark the one-year anniversary of the release of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, we are excited to highlight videos from federal and community partners that illustrate how multimedia can be used to tell and share stories.

The Los Angeles Womens' HIV & AIDS Task Force created two videos to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the importance of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.




AIDS.gov and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy also created videos to highlight how Federal and community partners are implementing the Strategy.




If you're interested in learning more about making videos or seeing other examples in response to HIV, visit the AIDS.gov new media toolkit. Remember, creating your own video can be easy and simple to still be powerful and share your message.

Have you made any HIV/AIDS-related videos? How are you using them to talk about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and progress that has been made over the past 30 years? Leave a comment and let us know!

Miguel Gomez is the AIDS.gov director.




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